Russian imports of goods from foreign countries for January 2013

According to preliminary customs statistics, in January 2013, imports from non-CIS countries in value terms amounted to 17 062.1 million and compared with January 2012 increased by 14.5 percent.

In general, the value of imports from foreign countries, the share of chemical products, from 15.4 percent in January 2012 to 16.5 percent in January 2013, food and raw materials for their production — from 14.0 percent to 14.4 percent, textiles and footwear — from 6.8 percent to 7.3 percent. The share of machinery and equipment in January 2013 amounted to 48.4 percent (in January 2012 — 50.6 percent).

Value of shipments of machinery products in January this year from foreign countries amounted to 8 252.8 million, an increase compared to January 2012, up 9.5 percent, chemical products — 2 821.5 million (an increase of 22.9 percent), food and raw materials for their production — 2 463.2 million (an increase of 17.9 percent), textiles and footwear — 1 251.2 million (an increase of 22.9 percent).

In the group of foodstuffs and raw materials for their production increased sugar imports by 3.0 times, dairy products — by 38.3 percent, fish — by 36.6 percent, tobacco — by 33.7 per cent, fruits — by 23.6 percent , vegetables — by 20.9 percent, meat and by-products — by 19.9 percent, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks — by 17.6 percent, vegetable oil — by 8.7 percent. At the same time decreased the supply of cereals by 35.1 percent.

Among the products of the chemical industry import of products of organic and inorganic chemistry has increased by 30.2 percent, pharmaceutical products — by 29.8 percent, perfumery and cosmetic products — by 20.3 percent, polymers and rubber — by 16.6 percent, soaps and synthetic cleaning products — by 15.5 percent.

Imports of textiles and footwear increased by increasing the purchasing knitted by 35.9 percent, finished textile products — by 34.8 percent, knitwear — by 25.6 percent, footwear — by 24.8 percent, textile clothing — 24 , 2 percent, cotton — by 5.7 percent, chemical fibers — by 1.1 percent. However, the supply of chemical fibers fell by 5.0 percent, textiles — by 4.1 percent.

Imports of machinery products increased procurement of railway locomotives in 4.5 times optical instruments and apparatus — by 17.0 percent, electrical equipment — by 15.2 percent, the aircraft — by 13.7 percent, mechanical equipment — by 10.4 percent . In this case, supply vessels and floating equipment decreased by 25.6 percent, while imports of ground transportation remained at the level of 2012.

 

Head of Department

Customs Statistics and Analysis AE Konstantinov

 

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